Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jay Gregg for reaching the milestone of retirement. Dr. Gregg has many ties with OSU, starting with his M.S. degree in Geology under the advisement of Professor Emeritus Gary Stewart. He returned to OSU to become the Head of our School in 2005. Dr. Gregg has been an outstanding teacher and advisor, a strong advocate and leader, and a gracious donor for our School. He will continue to be involved with the School and the Advisory Board. 
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Dr. Gregg's abbreviated bio:
Jay M. Gregg served as Professor of Geology and V. Brown Monnett Chair of Petroleum Geology at the Boone Pickens School of Geology at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater, Oklahoma from August 2005 until February 2021. He served as Head of the Boone Pickens School of Geology from 2005 to 2013. Gregg transitioned to Professor Emeritus of Geology on February 1, 2021.
Gregg completed his B.S degree in 1974 at Bowling Green State University with majors in Geology and Biology. He received his M.S. degree in Geology from Oklahoma State University (1976) and his Ph.D. degree in Geology from Michigan State University (1982).
Prior to his service at Oklahoma State, Gregg worked in the petroleum industry for Sun Production Company in Midland, Texas (1976 to 1978), in the minerals industry for St. Joe Minerals Corporation, first in Viburnum, Missouri and then in Tucson, Arizona (1982 to 1987), and on the national nuclear waste repository project for Westinghouse Hanford Co. (1987 to 1988). Previous academic appointments held by Gregg include assistant, associate and full professor and later, Gulf Oil Foundation Professor and Chair of the Department of Geology and Geophysics and later the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, now Missouri University of Science and Technology (1988 to 2005).
Gregg has taught a wide range of university courses including introductory physical and historical geology and other professional undergraduate level courses including mineralogy, petrology, paleontology, stratigraphy, and sedimentology. At the graduate level Gregg has taught courses in carbonate sedimentology, petrology and geochemistry as well as courses in basin evolution. Gregg has mentored two postdoctoral associates, 8 Ph.D. students, 15 M.S. students, and 9 undergraduate research students.
In 1996 Gregg was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach and conduct research at University College Dublin, Ireland. He was a visiting professor at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa in 1998. In 2005 Gregg was a member of the scientific team on IODP Expedition 307 to the Porcupine Basin in the North Atlantic Ocean. In 2012 Gregg joined the Shell Global Solutions Carbonate Research Team in Rijswijk, The Netherlands on a one-year sabbatical leave from Oklahoma State.
Gregg's professional expertise is in the fields of sedimentary petrology and geochemistry and he is widely recognized as a specialist on the sedimentology, diagenesis, and mineralogy of dolomite. He also is known for his research on the diagenetic history of sedimentary basins, the origin and distribution of sediment-hosted base metal deposits, and the diagenesis of carbonate hydrocarbon reservoirs. Gregg has conducted research on carbonate rocks ranging in age from Archean to Holocene throughout North America, the Caribbean region, South Africa, northern Europe, South America, and the Middle East. Gregg has authored, co-authored, or edited more than 100 scholarly publications.
Virtual drop-in social event to celebrate Dr. Jay Gregg's retirement this Friday (February 5th) at 5:00pm-6:00pm CST via Zoom: 

Due to COVID19 this year's Field Camp will be VIRTUAL. Please see below for more information.

This year's Field Camp will be virtual but you can check out more Field Camp information  HERE 

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For questions please contact Shane by email

Congratulations to all OSU BPSoG 2020 graduates!! We are very proud of all of you and wish you all the best in your future endeavors. 
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A special recognition from our very own, Dean Glen Krutz: 

"Congratulations to Dr. Tracy Quan on winning the Community Engagement award! Your record of service (including the Haliburton teacher workshop and Grandparent University) keeps OSU engaged with our local and broader community. Your passion for the field leads to engaging people of all ages to learn more about the geosciences and how current changes influence our world." 

BPSoG thanks you for all that you do! 




A special recognition from our very own, Dean Glen Krutz: 

"Congratulations Sheri Orr for being selected as one of the winners of this year’s Staff Award! These awards are designed to acknowledge and honor our staff members who consistently deliver high-quality work and make OSU a better place. In your role as an Academic Advisor, you are on our front lines as a liaison between faculty and students. Your expertise in how the degrees and programs work in your department and your commitment to the students is admirable and definitely in line with the spirit of this award." 

BPSoG thanks you for all that you do! 





Virtual Shale Resource Plays of Oklahoma Upcoming Workshop November 10th-13th


Purpose and Scope

Gas and oil-bearing shales/mudstones are generally organically-rich, fine-grained sedimentary rocks capable of producing hydrocarbons upon artificial fracturing. The most common challenges are to identify the economically viable zones for production and to define optimal stimulation methods for these intervals. 

This workshop will emphasize lessons learned from operators and researchers associated with the Oklahoma shale gas and oil exploration and development arena for the various regions in Oklahoma with particular emphasis on the Caney, Goddard and Woodford Shales. Presentations will focus on the geologic, petrophysical, geochemical, petrographic, mineralogical, reservoir characterization and modeling, and engineering factorsincluding sequence stratigraphy, diagenesis, palynological analysis, image and data analysis -that are beneficial for commercial production.

Online workshop series (3 presentations/day)

  • November 10: Technical program (~2 hours)
  • November 11: Technical program (~2 hours)
  • November 12: Technical program (~2 hours), virtual field trip released (self-guided, ~2 hours)
  • November 13: Technical program (~2 hours)


  • Registration is now open! Click to register:
  • Registration is required to gain access to the online Zoom platform.

PDH/CEU Information

This workshop has been approved for PDH/CEU by AIPG. Attending this virtual workshop will earn you 10 PDH = 1 CEU.

There is a minimal fee of $50 to cover administrative activities for those seeking credits. Registration for all other attendees is FREE.

Titles and Authors (tentative)

Tuesday, November 10, 2020


  • 10:00-10:45am 

An Overview of Oklahoma Shale Resource Plays

        Fnu Suriamin*, Brian Cardott, Abbas Seyedolali (Oklahoma Geological Survey)

  • 10:45-11:15

Geochemical characterization of the Upper Mississippian Goddard Formation, Noble Ranch Group, and related oils in the Anadarko Basin of Oklahoma

        Catherine A. Pearson and R. Paul Philp* (School of Geosciences, University of Oklahoma)

  • 11:15-11:45

The Goddard Shale in the eastern Anadarko Basin: understanding an exceptionally productive mudrock reservoir with fluid-sensitive clay

        Justin D. Spears*, and Jack C. Pashin (Boone Pickens School of Geology, Oklahoma State University)

  • 11:45-12:00 Discussions
Wednesday, November 11, 2020


  • 10:00-10:30am

Integrated geological and geochemical characterization of the Mississippian Caney Shale, Oklahoma - Subsurface and outcrops delineation

        Abbas Seyedolali (Oklahoma Geological Survey)

  • 10:30-11:00

Caney Shale an Emerging Unconventional EOR Target

        Conn Wethington*, Jack Pashin, Ian Cox (Boone Pickens School of Geology, Oklahoma State University)

  • 11:00-11:30

Characterization of a Caney Shale core from the actively producing Caney play in the Ardmore Basin, Oklahoma

        Allan Hemmy*, Steven Warshauer, and Jeff Lawton (BNK Petroleum (US) Inc., Camarillo, CA)

  • 11:30-12:00 Discussions
Thursday, November 12, 2020


  • 10:00-10:30am

Geology of the Woodford Shale in Oklahoma

        Richard Brito* and Roger Slatt

  • 10:30-11:00

A Detailed Geochemical and Stratigraphic Analysis of the Woodford Petroleum System, Oklahoma – Generation, Migration and Reservoir Character

        J.B. Curtis*, J.E. Zumberge, and S. W. Brown (GeoMark Research Ltd.)

  • 11:00-11:30

Rock volatiles of Woodford Shale cuttings and cores from the Anadarko and Arkoma basins

        Michael P. Smith (Advanced Hydrocarbon Stratigraphy) 

  • 11:30-12:00 Discussions
Friday, November 13, 2020


  • 10:00-10:30am 

Application of Quantitative Facies Analysis to Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Geochemistry of Unconventional Resources

        Ariel Malicse (Malletsee, Inc.)

  • 10:30-11:00

Woodford Shale Enclosed Mini-Basin Fill on the Hunton Paleo Shelf: A Depositional Model for Unconventional Resource Shales

        Emilio Torres (University of Oklahoma)

  • 11:00-11:30

High Resolution Unconventional Reservoir Modeling of Devonian Strata in Oklahoma Utilizing Rock Volatile Analysis

        Jamar Bynum1*, Mike Smith2, Christopher Smith2, and Kristian Cozyris1(1Baker Hughes and2Advanced Hydrocarbon Stratigraphy)

  • 11:30-12:00 Discussions





Congratulations to Cesar Silva (BPSoG MS graduate Fall 2012), Brian Smith (BPSoG MS graduate Fall 2012) and Jordan Ray (BPSoG MS graduate Spring 2018) for their in press publication below:

Silva, C., Smith, B.J., Ray, J.T. Derby, J.R., and Gregg, J.M. Diagenesis of Hunton Group carbonates (Silurian) West Carney Field, Logan and Lincoln Counties, Oklahoma, U.S.A. Midcontinent Geoscience, volume 1. September 2020.

Cesar, Brian and Jordan were supervised by Dr. Jay Gregg.

The publication appears in the inaugural issue of Midcontinent Geoscience, which is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal of the Kansas Geological Survey.